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Hosting a wiki and redmine on same droplet.

I’ve already looked at other peoples’ questions about the same subject and already tried their solutions. I’m in more need of a guide than a absolute answer.

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 Redmine on my droplet (the installation that DO offers) now my project manager also wants my domain to have a wiki.

We have a domain that is hackerspaceqx.com when you open it will bring the redmine page. What i want to do is the main site opens up a wiki and you have to type hackerspaceqx.com/redmine to access the redmine part of the project. How can this be done?

PS: I don’t have experience with Nginx


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I’ma try these when i get back from university after lunch, for now that’s my server block code

server {
        listen 80;
        server_name 107.170.33.111 redmine-hsqx hackerspaceqx.com hackerspaceqx.com;

        root /srv/redmine/public;
        passenger_enabled on;

        client_max_body_size 10m;
}


also i might try to install the wikia wiki which is open source

Hello,

You can make NGINX listen to specific directories and domains. With the use of VHOSTS you can basically run an unlimited amount of websites on your webserver as long as you have resources.

To do what you want, I wouldn’t make it to difficult; you can just edit your default nginx configuration file (I would rename it just for developer knowledge) and then make a directory for the /redmine

So; inside your /var/www/html make a directory called redmine and put all your redmine files in there. Now you can put your main website inside the “root” directory /var/www/html. Your directory will then look like this:

  • /var/www/html --> your wiki files
  • /var/www/html/redmine --> your redmine files

Now you can just edit your NGINX configuration to serve both webdirectories. First rename your default configuration:

sudo rm /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
sudo mv /etc/nginx/sites-available/default /etc/nginx/sites-available/hackerspaceqx.com
sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/hackerspaceqx.com /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/hackerspaceqx.com

This doesn’t really matter, the name is just for developers to know what kind of configuration it is. Now edit the configuration file and restart the nginx service:

sudo nano /etc/nginx/site-available/hackerspaceqx.com

with the following content: (may be a bit different than what you have now, if you use PHP you need to have the PHP socket in there as well)

server {
        listen 80 default_server;
        listen [::]:80 default_server;

        root /var/www/html;
        index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

        server_name hackerspaceqx.com www.hackerspaceqx.com;

        location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
        }

        location /redmine {
                try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
        }
}

Now restart nginx

sudo service nginx restart

I hope this will help you out, if you have got any more questions don’t hesistate to ask me!

@IagoSousa

It’s definitely possible to do this, though how you’d go about it depends on the Wiki software that you choose to use.

Your NGINX server block should be located here:

/etc/nginx/sites-available/default

If that file doesn’t exist, you can run:

ls /etc/nginx/sites-available/

…to see what file(s) are there, and then find the one that is associated with your site.

The file will start with server { and end with a }. Within this file, you’ll see a few variables such as:

root
server_name
location ....

etc. That’s the configuration that tells NGINX how to handle requests for your site in some manor.

Moving the Redmine instance to /redmine and setting up the Wiki could be as easy as modifying the current location block and adding another, or it could require installing more software. It really depends on what you want to use for the Wiki software.

If you can copy and paste the contents of your current NGINX server block file to a code block as a reply, I can take a look at it for you.